Author: Kendra Beneke

Fargo Police Warn About Possible Tainted Marijuana in the Area

The marijuana has been sent to the State Crime Lab in Bismarck to be analyzed.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fargo police are warning about a new illegal drug threat…possibly contaminated marijuana sold in Fargo that sent two people to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo this past weekend with serious reactions. One victim was reported to be in a coma. Another victim is cooperating with narcotic’s investigators as they track down the source of the drug….

David Lillehaug to Leave Supreme Court Due to Parkinson’s Disease

Lillehaug expects to resign in July 2020

ST. PAUL, MN – Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Lillehaug says he has Parkinson’s disease and won’t seek re-election next year. Lillehaug says in a statement via the court that he expects to resign in July 2020. Lillehaug says he has “loved” his six years on the court and had planned to stay on before he learned of his illness….

Heitkamp Says DNC Should Reevaluate New Debate Criteria

Heitkamp says the DNC is unfairly targeting candidates from rural states.

FARGO (KFGO) – Former U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) is criticizing the Democratic National Committee for establishing new rules that affect which candidates are allowed to participate in presidential debates. The DNC says to qualify, candidates must now have at least 1% in three approved polls or receive donations from 65,000 people, including at least 200 people in 20 states….

Van Hits woman and Two Children in North Fargo

The woman was on a bike, pulling a wagon carrying the children when they were hit.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – A van struck and injured a woman and two children at a crossing in North Fargo. It happened just before 7:30 a.m. Monday just south of Sanford Medical Center. The woman was on a bike, pulling a wagon carrying the children when they were hit. The van driver told KFGO News, he was turning left off…

Minnesota’s Cash Assistance Program to Offer a Boost in Monthly Aid

The extra funding will be available beginning February 2020.

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) _ Minnesota’s cash assistance program for low-income families will offer a $100 boost in monthly aid starting next year. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that state lawmakers approved the Minnesota Family Investment Program’s monthly grant increase in May. The extra funding will be available beginning February 2020. It’s the first increase to the program since it began…

Fatal Crash Sunday Night Near Jamestown

The Stutsman County Sheriff's Office says it happened shortly before 6:30 last night.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (KFGO) – A man died in a rollover crash 3 miles southeast of Jamestown. The Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office says it happened shortly before 6:30 last night. The 31-year old driver of the pickup, Caleb Collins, from Edgely, North Dakota, died at the scene over rolling his pickup truck. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by North Dakota Highway…

Early Morning Fire Destroys Rural Sabin Building

The structure was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene

SABIN, MINN. (KFGO) – Fire destroyed an outbuilding at a rural home about 6 miles southeast of Sabin. The fire was reported around 3 a.m. Monday. The structure was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene. The building, which was once a farm shed, had been remodeled into a “man cave” according to a Clay County Deputy Sheriff…

City Commissioners Approve Pilot Program for ‘Food Truck Fridays’

Currently, food trucks mainly operate on private properties with permission from property owners.

FARGO, N.D.– City commissioners just approved a pilot program being referred to as “Food Truck Fridays.” The goal is to examine what kind of interest there is from the vendors and the public. Last summer, an attempt to allow food trucks to operate on public streets in the downtown business district was tabled because of a late start and complications….

The Veterans Honor Flight of ND/MN Announces Dates for Next Flight

The Honor Flight takes Veterans to Washington, DC free of charge to see the memorials built to honor their service and sacrifices.

Fargo, N.D.– The Veterans Honor Flight of North Dakota/Minnesota is pleased to announce the dates for the next flight! The Honor Flight takes Veterans to Washington, DC free of charge to see the memorials built to honor their service and sacrifices. Preference is given to WWII Veterans, Korean War Veterans, and those Veterans who are terminally ill (from any service…

8-Year-Old Girl Unknowingly Brings Handgun to School

Police secured the gun, which belonged to the girl's mother.

St. Paul, M.N.–Police in St. Paul are investigating how a loaded handgun ended up in the backpack of an elementary school student. Sgt. Mike Ernster says the 8-year-old girl put her backpack on the floor at John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary School Monday and heard a thud. Ernster says she opened the backpack and found the gun, then told…